This Man Really, Really Likes Candy Bar Wrappers

Choose your poison.
Choose your poison. Photo: Brad Horrigan/Narratively

Narratively profiles a 43-year-old Queens man who hangs out at the London Candy Co. and spends his summers bartending at the Bryant Park Grill, then funnels his earnings into the acquisition of old candy wrappers and sweets packaging. He amassed some 10,000 such specimens during the last five years, which are all stashed or on display in his Astoria apartment. It may be the largest collection of its kind in the world, but apparently that’s not good enough for Wes Anderson, who refused to pay a licensing fee for his vintage box of Milk Duds. [Narratively]